TOLONO — They can go ahead and put the “Gone Fishin’” sign up at Unity High School on Friday and Saturday. That’s when Haidyn Hendricks and Nathan Montgomery hope to reel in a big one … and the trophy that goes with it.
The Unity junior (Hendricks) and senior (Montgomery) will represent the Rockets at the Illinois High School Association bass fishing tournament scheduled for Carlyle Lake. The championship venue is located 130 miles south and west of Tolono.
The team of Hendricks and Montgomery earned their trip to state with a second-place finish May 5 at the Clinton Lake sectional. They were just behind one of the teams from Maroa-Forsyth. The top three teams qualify for state, with the third spot at Clinton Lake going to a second squad from Maroa-Forsyth.
Area teams Heritage and Ridgeview also earned state berths.
Unity’s second team of Brennan Harris and Braden Clark…